Melbourne’s Termite Specialists

Termite Monitoring Systems

Termite monitoring are one of the key recognised tools to help prevent termite attacks on buildings.

How do termite monitoring systems protect buildings from termite attacks?

Termite monitors containing wood and an attracting agent are installed inside plastic monitoring ‘stations’ which are placed in the ground around the perimeter of the building, usually in garden beds and landscaped areas.

The monitors need to be checked every 12 weeks – any monitor found to have become infested with termites will have a termite bait added (non-toxic). The termite bait is highly attractive and the termites take it back to the nest where is it fed to the termite queen and other nest mates. The slow acting hormone inhibitor in the bait kills the queen and the colony collapses thus relieving the property of the termite pressure.

Through this continuous process of monitoring for termite activity and treating with bait, termite colonies surrounding the property are eliminated, preventing termites from attacking your property.

Termite monitoring station containing wood attractive to termites
Termite monitor with mudding
Termite mudding inside monitoring station - a sign of termite activity

For more information check out our blog article – How do termite baiting systems protect my home?

Why use termite monitoring systems instead of treating the soil with liquid termiticide?

Termite monitoring has proven to be an effective and popular method of providing termite protection for properties. Over the years it’s proved to be an extremely successful mode of termite management and now stands as an equal to the conventional termite treatment.

The traditional method of injecting insecticides into the soil around and under properties is still an effective protection method and indeed at Specialist Termite Control, it is a method we still use. However, termite monitoring and baiting methods can be used in situations where soil treatments are not likely to succeed in protecting the building. For home owners, monitoring and baiting has additional benefits, in that they are not as intrusive and there is no spraying of chemicals.

Check out our blog article on “Which is the best termite protection treatment – termite baits or liquid soil treatments?” for more information on the pros and cons.

Can I feel confident with a termite monitoring and baiting system to protect my home?

Specialist Termite Control manages clients’ monitoring systems as part of an overall package that provides for the management and maintenance of the monitors and the annual inspection of the property. We’re so confident in the effectiveness of the product that we generally include some form of warranty.

If you’re worried about termites

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